Open Ended Creations Give-Away :: Curvy Board

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This looks wonderful! I could see this being an amazing tool to help with my little one's balance. There are so many different ways this can be used I'm sure I couldn't come up with half the ways it could be used.  My girls are always looking for things to challenge their imaginations and creatively re-purpose everyday items.  This would be a great addition!

Sponsor: Open Ended Creations Home of the Curvy Board!

Give-Away Date: Saturday, August 23, 8am EST – Sudany, August 24, 8am EST (This Give-Away is 1 day only!)

Number of Winners: 1

Prize:  One Curvy Board, Retail value of $120...Read more

Rainbow Wool Felt Balls

Of course, everyone knows by now that I'm doing lots of crafting for grandbaby number 6! Here of 2 new Rainbow Felt Balls I've made for the little Peanut. Following the pattern for Felt Baby Balls which can be found HERE, I made one in bright, primary colors, and the other with more subdued rainbow colors. Each are beautiful and each will be well loved, I know.

There are several differences between these balls and our previous TUTORIAL.

  • For these, I used 100% wool felt and stuffed them with wool roving.
  • Obviously, I made other color choices. In the original TUTORIAL only used 2 different colors of felt, whereas in these, I used 6 different colors for each ball.
  • I did not add a decorative stitch along each seam. I left them plain.
  • I did not add a jingle bell to the insides.
  • And, finally, I did not use a sewing machine to sew these together. Instead, I used very small backstitches to sew them together. In the end,
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A New School Year :: 2014

We officially started our new school year (2nd, 4th, and gulp... 6th grade) this Monday. The girls happily jumped back in, very eager to try out some new subjects. The boy on the other hand, was a bit more reluctant... to say the least... and got off to a slow start. Gammy stopped by with a mid-morning treat and then after lunch we decided the best way to celebrate was to finish off the afternoon at the park. I also had an ulterior motive. The park I choose is home to many giant oak trees... and we were in need of some "gnome hats." Bug finished off his work and then joined in the hunt. All in all, it was a nice start to a new year.

Of course all of this makes me think of that "first day" more than a few years ago, when the whole idea of homeschooling was soooo overwhelming. There was so much excitement and a whole lot of nerves. Could I really tackle this on my own? In the end it just felt natural,...Read more

Two W.I.P.s

If you haven't already read this on Facebook, I've 2 W.I.P.s to share this morning. First... the biggie news... or rather the wee news... we are expecting our 6th grandbaby, December 24, courtesy of our son Adam, and his incredibly creative wife (she's making a baby), Raewyn. So world... MEET THE FEET! 

We are as excited as we were when we heard that our first was on the way, but I can't help but wonder if this wee one is going to be as mischievous as Daddy Adam was! If so... Mommy and Daddy will have their hands full... but it will be an awesome adventure!

Of course, this means I've now got babies on the brain, and a list a mile long of the things I want to make for said baby. The other day I shared a link to a Stroller Blanket I wanted to knit. I saw an awesome Honeycomb Stroller Blanket made by Duschinka on Ravelry. You can see the project HERE

I immediately placed an order for yarn from Knit Picks. I bought skeins of Swish DK...Read more

Support Handmade - August 2014


 

 

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce the members of our Support Handmade program. At Wee Folk Art we cherish the work that small, handmade shop owners provide. We believe that items created with love do make a difference in the lives of the people they touch. We invite you to take a moment and browse theses shops. We are sure you will find something magical. To find out how your shop can become involved in our Support Handmade program click here.

 

Woolies combines my passion for knitting and my love of animals. Still a child at heart, I delight in the magic and joy that small animals bring to us. The comfort and warmth that a lovey portrays....I still have a few of my stuffed animals from my childhood long ago. They are cherished possessions.

We have 11 animals currently on our little ranch - 2 horses, 1 wild pony, 4 dogs, 3 cats and a desert tortoise, many of them rescued animals. I adore each one like they are my children. They inspire...Read more

Potato Print Gift Wrap

To finish off our State Studies we completed our last project, Potato Prints. This one, even the boy wanted to join in. I took the project one step further and used my potato to create recycled, home-made wrapping paper.

Materials:

  • Potato
  • Butter Knife or carving tools
  • Cutting Board
  • Marker
  • Paint or Ink (we used our soy paint)
  • Paper (Paper Bag if you want to make eco-friendly wrapping paper)

 

Cut a potato in half. You might want to use a sharp knife for this part to get a nice clean cut but a butter knife will work if your kids are doing this project on their own.

Use a marker to draw on a stamp design. My son's designed were more detailed and still worked fairly well.

Use a butter knife to carve the potato. You can use other tools to add more detail if you wish.

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